South American Real Estate News
/ Month / July

The enviable cosmopolitan lifestyle of Buenos Aires City wins over

image of Vida cosmopolita en Buenos Aires
You may see them in Paris, London, New York, Milan or any other metropolis. Forever comparing with a mythical South American capital, they gesticulate in a strangely accented Spanish: “we have (do/get) that in Buenos Aires!” They are the porteños (port dwellers) and you can´t call them boisterous: Buenos Aires is all those cities, and then some. Founded in 1580, the city received migrant waves from countries as diverse as Spain, Italy, England, USA, China, Korea, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Syria…

Argentina’s middle class has doubled in ten years

Argentina is the Latin American country where the Argentina’s middle class has grown the most in ten years, doubling in size, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center in the United States. The study shows progress in the region has slowed down since 2010 as a result of the fall in economic growth and export prices. Some countries, however, managed to sail with the tide with Argentina’s middle class going from 15 percent of the total population in 2001 to 32.5 percent in 2011, accounting…

IS ARGENTINE FARMLAND A BUY ?

Argentine farmland prices dropped to below 2010 prices in 2015 according to Argentine Chamber of Rural Real Estate  (CAIR). For farmers the current populist government lead by Christine Kirchner and now potentially lead by her dauphin Daniel Scioli has been an unmitigated disaster of historic proportions not only for the middle class but for those effected by the increased poverty levels throughout the country. This last decade has be characterized by two defaults ( Argentina is still in default from the second…

A financial crisis in China is affecting Residential Real Estate elsewhere

This is what is happening in my home country New Zealand. Will this buying interest now come to South America now that many of these countries are also heavily indebted to China. New Zealand real estate market is currently under pressure from Chinese buyers desperate to get money out of China. South America is not receiving any of this money as it is mostly going into residential properties  in stable economies which means they are looking for in the most English Speaking Countries with high education levels. …

Uruguay will be seat of the 2016 World Meat Congress

URUGUAY 2016 World Meat Congress Clean green pastures, pure air, pristine water and red sunsets   Free range Grass fed No hormones used Less cholesterol 100% traceability Safe, healthy, delicious High contents of Omega-3 and antioxidants For centuries, farmers have applied careful animal welfare and husbandry practices when raising cattle and sheep, following a sustainable process in total harmony with the environment. Traceability is mandatory for the 100% of cattle stock and every packing plant in the…

Argentinian community of bitter South Africian Boers dwindles

Argentinian community of bitter South Africian Boers dwindles ONCE they lived here in their thousands, but now only a handful of Afrikaans-speaking “Boers” remain in the windswept Patagonian coastal town of Comodoro Rivadavia and its hinterland. Between 1903 and 1909 up to 800 Boer families trekked by ship to this lonely spot on Argentina ’s east coast, about 1500km north of Tierra del Fuego. They had suffered badly in the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War. Some had lost family members in Kitchener’ s infamous…